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Mississippi State University
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  • 4 Year
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

LEE BLVD
MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS 39762
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
From Mississippi State University

The most unique atmosphere in the SEC is closer than you think.

At Mississippi State University, our tradition-rich campus provides a one-of-a-kind college experience set in the historic town of Starkville. A founding member of the Southeastern Conference, MSU is home to the 2021 college baseball national champions and one of the most distinctive traditions in college sports: the cowbell.

Mississippi State ranks as a National Science Foundation Top 100 Research Institution and hosts 170+ undergraduate degrees and programs. MSU offers a wide range of practical career preparation, research opportunities, internships, and numerous social experiences – launching our students into careers they’ve only imagined.

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Mississippi State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1030-1280
ACT Range
21-30
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$16,175 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,948 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 137 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 173 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 173 responses

Majors

Data Science-Powering A Digitally-Operated World!

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Become an expert in data science! MSU’s program goes beyond analytics and focuses on turning data into the fuel that powers smart systems and the automation of decision-making processes. Explore all nine concentrations, including Psycho-Informatics, Architecture Visualization, and Agriculture/Natural Resources, through the link below.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,794 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,790
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 133 responses
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    41%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Diverse with MSU pride
    17%
  • Unique and caring
    8%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Country
    5%
  • Greek.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 192 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 221 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 137 responses
  • Hail State!
    60%
  • All of the above!
    16%
  • People's University
    9%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • StarkVegas
    4%
  • Underrated
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 99 responses

Mississippi State University Reviews

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